Another year is approaching and most of us have put down goals and resolutions for the new year. Sometimes just 2 weeks into the new year we revert back to our old ways and that is resolutions out of the window. This happens to almost everyone so don’t feel bad about it.
Coming into 2019 I really didn’t write out my plans and goals at the beginning of the year, I was pregnant with my second baby and dealing first trimester symptoms. But as the year went on I decided to write out some of my goals for the rest of the year some of which included starting a second business from home and starting my blog.
As the new year comes I want us to do something different, I want us to be intentional about our new year resolutions and how we can go about them and how we can achieve it. The New year is an opportunity to set a new goal and vision for your life.
For 2020, the word I want to hold on to is Growth and Consistency. Most times I have the tendency to start a project and sometimes not complete it, now I want to be intentional about being consistent in what I do. Like writing and working daily on my blog. Publishing new blog posts weekly. And also intentional with my family and parenting.
Think about and set goals for your personal growth– Write down your goals for the new year, what you will want to achieve before the year ends.
Change your mindset to a growth mindset– A way to help you on your journey is to have a positive and growth mindset towards your plan. It is you seeing the improvements and changes in what you are doing a little step at a time.
Set aside time for your personal care– Personal care is so important to prevent burn out. Sometimes we just keep going and going, it is necessary to pause and take care of ourselves. Things like getting a massage, sleeping can go a long way in helping us relax.
Do something to improve YOU– This year I am motivated to do something to improve myself. I would love to improve my writing and creating good content for my blog. I will be taking courses for that and also on marketing.
Get a new hobby– Find a hobby you will enjoy doing like singing, dancing, writing, even playing a sport.
Read a book– I have challenged myself to read at least a book each month. You can also join the read a book a month challenge with me.
Organize your life and Keep a journal– Writing is so good for your mind. This is something I want to be intentional about doing this coming year. Write out your daily plans, how your day went and also what you are grateful for each day. Writing your daily tasks helps to keep you organized like you know what you want to do at the start of the day.
Stop procrastinating– Procrastinating is something that keeps us sometimes from achieving some of our goals.
Learn a new skill
Quit one bad habit
Do a little act of kindness daily
Spend more time with family
Work or Career Goals
Find ways to be a better Employee/boss- Some ways that can help include
– Communicate better with people at your workplace
– Be a good team player
-Don’t be afraid to be in charge
-Have a good work-life balance
-Take that course to improve your skills
-Work towards that promotion
-Show that you can solve problems at your place of work
-Have a good work ethic
-Have a positive attitude
Take more steps daily– Walking is very beneficial to our health. So it is important to take more steps daily. 6 weeks after giving birth to my second baby walking 30 minutes daily with the stroller helped me shed some baby weight. It also helped me clear my head
Establish a Workout Routine– Set some fitness goals even if your goal is to lose weight, maintaining your weight, gain more muscle, I found out that having a consistent workout routine helps, even if its 30 minutes daily.
Eat healthier– Good nutrition combined with physical activity can help you reach your fitness goals.
Some healthy eating tips include
-Drink more water
-Eat more whole foods and less processed food
-Eat smaller portions
-Eat a diet with good protein, whole grain, and vegetable amounts
Set a goal on an amount to save monthly – You decide and save a percentage of your income monthly. I am challenging myself to save 15% of my income monthly.
Cut out unnecessary expenses- Some ways you can reduce expenses include
-Eat-in instead of going to a restaurant
-Reduce tv times and subscription
-Check for coupons and discounts
-Reduce impulse buying
WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION S AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO ACHIEVE THEM
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